Covid-19 Support and Advice (Updated 14 April 2020)
Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Only meet with 1 friend or family member outside – stay 2 metres away.
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
We have a support group for residents in Christian Malford offering support to anyone who needs it. If you are self-isolating and need some support with anything such as collecting groceries and prescriptions, etc please contact:
James Forbes (Deputy Chairman of DVLS) on 07308 205646
If you require Medical Assistance – please call the NHS on 111 or to check if you have Covid-19 Symptoms – NHS Online.
Wiltshire Council – for advice on Local Services, such as Recycling Collections, etc.
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub – a dedicated hub to support the most vulnerable residents during the ongoing COVID-19 situation and is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, such as people who are shielding or self-isolating and don’t have a support network around them or know where to get help. People can get in touch with the hub via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0300 003 4576. It’s available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust – During the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability. They have a Team of Home Security Operators securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse. Their office team are on hand to give telephone support and advice on a range of home security issues, including improving cyber security awareness, cyber and scam prevention advice and signposting to future advice and resources. Please call 01380 861155 and leave a message, your call will be returned within a few hours during working hours. Their operators are also delivering Personal Protective Equipment for Wiltshire Police across the County.
Citizens Advice Bureau – for help with paying bills, emails scams, family matters, etc.
Links to Accurate Sources of Information
Government Advice on Coronavirus on their website with a link to Public Health England. Sign up to the fre Gov Covid19 Updates WhatsApp Group – simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started . They also have a page dedicated to What You Need To Do.
Travel West – for information about local bus, rail and coach services